Winter Nears for Refugees in Europe

Greece’s refugee camp expects more than 200,000 people to arrive before the end of the year, the highest amount ever received. Resources will be scarce, and lives will be lost.
Nov 17, 2015·
TakePart Staff

Refugees continue to surge into Lesbos amid the onset of winter. The lack of European support is hindering overall response. The International Rescue Committee is on the front line of the crisis, responding to humanitarian efforts, but thousands of refugees still remain without shelter, basic supplies and food, and safety. The IRC is especially concerned that more people will be exposed to increased risk as they come at night, in bigger boats, and with higher numbers of women and children who are following fathers who have typically made the journey first to establish a route.